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for a statement from the white house. president obama to address the world here in a moment. he lived a long and inspirational life. reverend sharpton talked about tenacity and never giving up. this man had a soul and a model that any human being would admire. >> you would have to say he redefines tenacity. when you look at the president, 27 years in jail and you must remember he never thought he would get out again. his life would have been to die in jail. yet he never gave up. imagine sitting there day after day. isolated and standing up for the liberation of your country. never knowing that in 23 or 24 years, they are going to start negotiating this transition. imagine how tenacious that is. having the strength to love those who hated you and despited you. to worry about the transition that you would be doubted by followers. talking about nerves and having a backbone of steel. no one demonstrated that in history like nelson mandela. >> we are getting the two-minute warning that president obama will speak in a moment here. watching this unfold and remembering this man's life is going to be
in from political leaders all over the world. president obama speaking earlier from the white house. w. bush esident george saying today that president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our team. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. he will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. joining us now on the telephone from are washington, former u.s. ambassador to south africa, don gibbs. he was ambassador to south africa from 2009 until earlier this year. ambassador gibbs, thanks very much for spending time with us. what can you describe as the relationship between nelson andela and the united states diplomatically? >> diplomatically and personally i think he has been an inspiration to all of us. i think he brought out the best in everyone who came into contact with him. i had the immense honor to be able to get to know him a little bit toward the end of his incredibly inspiring life. you can't help but be moved when you are in his presence. i think we should all take away from his incredi
. >>> meanwhile, snow games steal the show in the nfl. president obama and other world leaders begin making their way to south africa as preparations gear up for the memorial of nelson mandela. >>> plus, more dead pilot whales in florida. the man who snoozed got trapped on a plane. and miley cyrus does the unthinkable to santa. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 9th.
president obama on the passing of nelson mandela. our coverage continues throughout the evening and again on >>> new at 5:00, tonight, we are hearing from one of the world's richest women who caused a deadly crash in northern virginia. >> 74-year-old jacqueline mars, co-owner of mars candy company pleaded guilty to reckless driving. julie carey reports it was the victim's relatives who spared mars from going to prison. >> reporter: these photos show the horrifying aftermath of what prosecutors say was a tragic accident on the afternoon of october 4th. a porsche suv crossed the center line of route 50 and struck a van carrying a family from texas who had come for a wedding. a van passenger, 86-year-old was killed instantly and the van's driver who was eight months pregnant lost her baby. today, inside a courtroom, that family asked for mercy for jacqueline mars. >> what we saw here today was the great moment in human forgiveness and compassion. >>reporter: news 4 reported mars told a rescuer she had fallen asleep at the wheel. she was not under the influence of drugs
mandela on world news with diane sawyer. from president obama, we will bring that to you. we pick up now from that abc news special report, the breaking news from south africa tonight that nelson mandela has died. >> the south african president says his nation has lost its greatest son. scott thuman joins us live from the newsroom. >> such a sad day on so many levels. get the breaking news just in the past 30 minutes that nelson mandela has indeed died at the age of 95. had been fighting a recurring lung infection the past year, and several times during his hospital stay there were vigils held outside of the hospital, people fearing he was perhaps down to his last days. he was eventually discharged after three-month stay in the hospital, then was receiving care from as many as 22 doctors as they tried to prolong what unfortunately was the inevitable. for someone who can clearly be described as one of the biggest icons in the history of trying to end racism, successfully ending apartheid in south africa. and the role of the trials and tribulations, a man who throughout history had been pu
. there will be a massive public memorial at the soccer stadium in johannesburg that hosted the world cup. he'll lie in state for three days at pretoria city hall. flags are at half staff in the capitol and white house as well, which confirmed this morning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will participate in memorial events. the guest list for his funeral will likely include every living u.s. president able to travel along with dignitaries from around the world and celebrities across the globe today, countless newspapers paying tribute. as president obama says now belongs to the ages. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> and this morning, on the "today" show, former secretary of state colin powell who attended mandela's inauguration, shared what he meant to him. >> a man who never forget his principles, prepared to go to prison as long as it took in defense of his principles and as he said on a number of occasions, i'm ready to give my life forewhat i believe in. and he triump
a look at nelson mandela and use it as a moment, so to speak. >> i would not expect for president obama to compare his experience with nelson mandela's. they don't compare it, really is the leading figure on the world stage in terms along with people people. >> of course their paths are very different. john i would imagine that this would be a big, big funeral where many of the world's leaders will come together. >> one former aide to president obama when i asked do you expect the president to attend the funeral, he said yes and so will every other important world leader. this is one that will rivet the world because of the stature of mandela and i expect that you will see something that is very, very rare in our lifetimes, an event of that magnitude. >> let's check in with chris bishop of cnbc africa. we want to know what the scene is like on the ground there. >> it's 20 past 12, pitch dark here and already people are starting to gather. people are crying. some people are carrying south african flags. the news is spreading like wild fire across this country. jacob zuma went on air live
nominations are out. jay-z leads the pack, mandela memorial. dozens of world leaders, including president obama and michelle obama are headed to south africa for the memorial. and the 49ers beat the sea hawks in the second to last game at candle stick park and this winter storm is also trending at had hour. follow us on twitter at cbssf. >>> let's question get -- get a check on the road. >> people were nuts in san francisco. and i didn't know what was going on o until i saw they were wearing the same thing, 49ers jersey. we are getting word of a bad accident, westbound lanes of highway 4. we learned from chp, a big rig was not involved in the crash, but up to five cars were. you can see the delays coming out of antioch. it's out of bay point with the biggest delays. three lanes blocked, that's a rough commute any way. and black ice reported eastbound lanes of 24 in orinda. callcaltrans crews have been working to clear it. and approach approaching a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights for 20 minutes. typical stuff right now, heading into the san francisco from the east b
the nobel peace price for the man who once was his oppressor. president barack obama spoke about mandela shortly after the world received the munews. >> he achieved more than expected from any man. he's gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> senior foreign affairs correspondent greg is now with a look back at his life. >> nelson plmandela was a symbo of struggle. he was the sign one brave man can make a difference. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will have oppression of one by another. >> the south africa youth was marked by the oppression of blacks by the government system. as a young black lawyer unusual in those days he favored peaceful protest. a clash in 1960 changed all that. dozens of unarmed protestors were killed by white police. >> many people who feel that it is useless for us to continue talking peace and non violence. >> mandela led a campaign of violent sabotage with the now banned african nation
and jay z leads the pack earning nine nominations. mandela memorial, dozens of world leaders including president obama are headed to south africa for the memorial tomorrow. the 49ers are trending, they beat the seahawks last night in the second to last game at candlestick park and winter storm, remember you can follow us on twitter at cbs sf. >>> susan boyle revealed she has asberger's syndrome. boyle became an overnight star when she was in the britain's got talent competition, she had learning difficulties as a child and doctors said she had some brain damage but last year a specialist told her she suffered from asperger's, the disorder is a form of autism, but the woman, she can sing. >> that's for sure. >>> 5:15. let's get a check on the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks guys. we already have problems. we got off to a bad start at 4:30 this morning and we still have this traffic alert in effect even though the main lines are now open it's the off ramp that remains shutdown. northbound 880 by fifth avenue, about 6:30 this morning. a car or actually big rig hit those sand barrels, spil
in the world. >> just want to let you know we are standing by waiting for president obama to address the passing of nelson mandela. we were given a two minute notice. this is a shot outside of johannesburg outside the home of nelson mandela. he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. we knew sadly that this day was going to come because he had been in poor health for some time, but it is still a shock to the soul, isn't it, when you think about who he was to so many both in south africa and beyond. he belonged to the world. >> the legacy he left behind, absolutely. russ, as we continue to look at some tweets, why don't you read what some people are saying and what they remember most about the legacy he will leave behind. >> this comes from mark keene who is a democratic state legislator from fairfax county. he writes that president jack kennedy died in 1963 at 46 years old. mandela was imprisoned in 1964 at age 46. interesting to think of these icons as being men who were at a similar age at such pivotal times where they impacted history and this legislator calling both of t
that private burial there will be a public burial on december 15. world leaders are expected to attend including president obama. >>> all righty. i'm kiet do live in san jose. this ice cream has been sitting out here since 4 a.m. it's above freezing and it's melted. it's cold and dry out here. speaking of ringing, that sound you hear over chattering teeth is the cash register. this shoe repair company usually does 5 pairs of boots and now 40 a day. have you tried to get an appointment to fix your heater? they are busy. tri-city heating just put in a new digital thermostat in this antioch office. workers don't have to wear boots and gloves anymore. >> i would rather it be warm outside all the time. >> reporter: all right. a little warmer than yesterday not as much frost as yesterday. we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow up in the mountains. i'm kiet do live in san jose. >>> we found out more about police activity in downtown san jose. an officer was hit and injured in his car. this is the intersection of west san carlos and almaden. the intersection will be shut down for two hours.
to be a fly on the wall for. we are expecting, as well, that president obama may be touching base with nelson mandela's wife gra gracamachel, certainly something he's interested in doing. this is a such a logistical feat when you think of all these world leaders going to south africa and how big an effort this is to get president obama there. because mandela has been ill for so long, unfortunately, this is something they had some time to plan for. >> there could be a little diplomatic awkwardness on the podium. the program has been released by the south african government. we see president obama will pay special tribute. these are tributes by foreign dignitaries. six selected. the leaders from the u.s., brazil, the haven't of china, namib namibia -- libya and president raul castro of cuba will be up on the same stage with the president of the united states. i wonder if they'll shake hands, exchange words. could be a little awkward since the u.s. does not have the full diplomatic releases with canada and still cuba is regarded as a state sponsor of international terrorism. have they said anyth
older than obama, but i do not by shell gasoline. condolencesend my and say the world has lost a profit. i made a promise to myself and my daughter that we would see mandela, and god blessed us that we did in this lifetime also. host: here is cindy in albemarle. hello. caller: yes, hello. it is just such a tragic loss. he just truly cared about people. , if they could uch whent a bit as m they think about policy, and all this bickering and carrying on -- if they would get more love in hitheir parts they could get so much more done in a country, that if they could set their differences aside and and notout each other be selfish. thank you. host: a couple of reactions on twitter. chuck grassley saying rip, nelson mandela. thankful he lived. free his country from apartheid. inspired the world. corrine brown -- this is medford, new york, hello. caller: i would like to bring up something that people should not forget, is that disgraceful way ronald reagan treated mandela. he wouldn't put sanctions on the staff african -- on the south afton coming. he indicated he was a communist. shame on ro
. the country's president just announced to the world how the former leader passed away. it was peacefully at his home. mandela of course inspired generations of politicians and activists. president obama will be making a statement on his passing shortly. when that happens we'll take it live. very sad. more "money" after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to the bst. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the merces-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [anta ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ le announcer ] lease e 2014 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. melissa: are you ready to "deck the halls" again? today we've got some coolest things for your holiday gift list. i'm telling you that you will want these things for yourself. i know i already do. here to talk us through it tech buffalo's todd hazelton. >> thanks for having me. melissa: this is amazing! i want it! tell me how to work it. >> brookstone virtual keyboard. using laser an optics inside to protect a keyboa
unite his nation but found commonality with people around the world. i spoke to michelle obama, the first lady, when she visited here. this is her thoughts after she met nelson mandela. >> i told him, you know, i wanted to make sure he understood how important his leadership and sacrifice has been to who i've become, to who my husband has become, and in short i just said thank you. it's really hard to know what to say to such an icon. >> reporter: a little earlier his family made a statement saying mandela made time for everyone, for kings and queens, poor and rich, and great and small. >> fantastic. nicely put. thanks so much, robyn curnow. we will check back with you. >>> in this country, a georgia man arrested for stealing electricity from a school to charge his electric car. did police go too far? we ask the legal guys next. [ male announcer ] this is jim, a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a month
the world? and a lot of republicans would say no. and you know, this is the argument that -- >> the north koreans have been doing this under george w. bush and barack obama. this -- >> this -- >> how do you demonstrate strength with a regime with nuclear devices? what are you going to do? strength sounds good but it's -- >> the best way to get rid of this regime, which is just pure evil, the most evil regime on earth and of the last century is going to be that china has to decide they want north korea to fall. unfortunately the increasing cold war tension between the united states and china will make china cling to north korea over more and give the regime more of an insurance policy. >> i just feel for the family of this man. >> is there any encouragement that in the statement there was something about that if released to the united states, he would speak the truth? were they showing their hand there? governor richardson? >> no. i -- this is a pattern of the north koreans. they make some of these prisoners do confessions. they did it with kenneth bay. they've done it with mr. newman. thi
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leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relationship between president obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest
is beginning. >> okay. thank you. i'm going to move ahead because i think, are you confident that the obama administration and congress can agree on defense cuts that do not impair significantly the ability of the united states to remain the world's dominant superpower? >> no. i, you know, i think that there is an outline of at least a small budget deal to be had when you talk to reasonable members of both parties in congress and there are still some who belong in those, that category, you can come up with some, some mechanisms for increasing revenue and some mechanisms for restraining the, reducing entitlement costs that could at least get us to a small budget deal for the next two to three years, with some relief for, you know, to avoid another round of sequestration and so forth. whether we can see our way through the political paralysis to get there is another question all together. i think that, so i am by nature an optimist. i want to believe rationality will prevail but so far it hasn't. time after time in, from the sequestration, the imposition of the sequestration to the recent shu
world leaders will attend that as well. we know the white house hasn't given out all the details yet, but it's possible that president and mrs. obama will be there too. alex? >> okay, michelle kosinski. thank you. >>> the program that one member of congress called this morning the jetsons come to life. so what is that, that resembles a cartoon? >>> and the cast of "anchorman 2" join up with one direction. they sing one of the most maligned, perhaps unfairly songs of the '70s on "saturday night live." [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of
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